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1 Króna

1 Króna -  obverse1 Króna -  reverse

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Features

Country Iceland
Period Republic (1944-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1957-1975
Value 1 Króna (1 ISJ)
Currency Old króna (1922-1980)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4.75 g
Diameter 22.50 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 12a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 16a
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Icelandic coat of arms surrounded by the four traditional protector spirits ("Landvættir") of Iceland. These are Griðungur the bull, Gammur the eagle, Dreki the dragon, and Bergrisi the giant.

Lettering: 1969

Reverse

Face value at the center and leaves of pubescent birch (Betula pubescens, only endemic tree of Iceland), to left and right.

Lettering:
ÍSLAND
1
KRÓNA

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Royal mint  (Great Britain) struck coins in periods 1957-1970, 1973-1975.
Royal mint in Ottawa (Canada) struck coins in 1971, 1973.
In 1973 these mints can be distinguished by style of numerals.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1957  1,000,000 0.21 12%
1957  0.17% Proof
1959  500,000 1.07 1.07 7%
1959  0.3% Proof
1961  500,000 0.73 0.76 8%
1961  0.2% Proof
1962  1,000,000 0.35 1.01 11%
1962  0.3% Proof
1963  1,500,000 0.44 0.52 13%
1963  0.3% Proof
1965  2,000,000 0.23 0.38 16%
1966  2,000,000 0.44 15%
1969  2,000,000 0.41 0.41 15%
1970  3,000,000 0.44 0.44 0.76 19%
1971  2,500,000 0.27 15%
1973  2,500,000 0.40 0.40 20% Large round-knob "3" (struck in United Kingdom)
1973  0.44 0.55 9% Thin sharp-end "3" (struck in Canada); Mintage included above
1974  5,000,000 0.43 0.70 0.68 0.66 0.66 19%
1975  10,500,000 0.85 0.81 0.55 0.55 31%
1975  15,000 1.0% Proof

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